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Steps for installing FilmConvert:
  • Download the latest FilmConvert OFX Plugin installer.
  • Once complete, go to your downloads folder.
  • Double click the installer to execute it.
  • Follow the instructions given by the installer.
Once complete, the plugin resides in:
  • C:\Program Files\Common Files\OFX\Plugins\FilmConvertPro2.0.ofx.bundle
Camera Controls
  • Source Camera Selects the camera (or camera type) and profile used to shoot your footage. This setting is required in order to apply the most accurate color correction.
  • Exposure Performs an adjustment prior to the film emulation being applied.
  • Temp Adjusts the color temperature. This assumes that the clip temp is 5600 (daylight). Moving the slider to the left makes the scene cooler. Moving to the right makes it warmer.
Film Controls
  • Convert To drop down Selects the particular film stock to be emulated.
  • Size drop down Selects the negative size to emulate. Smaller values such as 8mm are fuzzier with larger grain. Larger values have smaller grain.
  • Film Color slider Adjusts the balance between the original digital camera color palette, and the film color palette. Typically you would leave this at 100% film
  • Grain slider Adjusts the amount of grain applied to the image. The default is 100%, which is an accurate representation of the grain for the selected film stocks. Some stocks have more grain - such as D3200.
Color Controls

Color Corrector Section

  • Shadows, midtones, and highlights This is a standard color corrector, any adjustments made will affect the image in the following ways:
    Shadows - adjustments will affect pure black 100%, mid grey at 50%, and pure white at 0%.
    Midtones - adjustments affect pure black 0%, mid grey 100%, and pure white 0%
    Highlights - adjustments affect pure black 0%, mid grey 50%, and pure white 100%
  • Color wheels The 3 wheels adjust the color of the shadows, midtones, and highlights. Drag the white knob around the circle to add color.
  • Sliders The sliders adjust the image by adding or removing brightness in the manner described above. Adjustments happen before the color wheel adjustment - so you can use these sliders to control how much of the image is in the upper highlight area before applying the color cast to it.
  • Saturation slider will saturate or de-saturate the image.

Levels Graph

  • Graph shows the relative amount of luminosity in each color band. Dark images will show larger values on the left side of the graph, bright images on the right side.
  • Clipping indicators To the left and the right of the graph, these bars show up when you have pure black or pure white in your image.
  • Black, mid, white sliders Use these to set the clipping point for black and white, and where the mid point grey lies
How to use your FKV file
Once you have purchased FilmConvert, you will be emailed a license file in the form of an FKV file.

In order to use the FKV file:
  • First off, you need to start Sony Vegas.
  • Next, you will need to apply the FilmConvert effect to some media in order to get access to the FilmConvert controls. For instructions on how to do that, see Applying FilmConvert to your media.
  • Once you have access to the FilmConvert controls, open the Purchase group, then click the Activate License button.
  • Once pressed, you will be presented with a new Window, FilmConvert Product Registration.
  • Hit the Load License File button and browse to your FKV file.
  • Open the FKV, and your plugin will be registered!
Pixel Depths
  • Currently supported formats are 8 bit and 32 bit video levels.
  • You do not required a Computer RGB to Studio RGB Levels node.
  • 32 bit Gamma 1.0 is not yet supported.